Tropical hurricane Grace intensified on Saturday and reached the third category (on the Saffir-Simpson scale) en route to the east coast of Mexico. This was announced by the US National Hurricane Observation Center.
According to him, at the moment "Grace" is located approximately 75 km from the city of Tuxpan in the state of Jalisco. The hurricane moves westward at a speed of approximately 4 m / s. The wind speed within the atmospheric phenomenon increased to 54 m / s.
According to the center's estimates, a hurricane could raise the water level by more than 2 m in its area of distribution. The report notes that strong waves may occur off the coast.
Category I hurricane Grace hit the state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday. According to the authorities, the atmospheric phenomenon caused minor material damage and did not lead to the death of people. To date, the authorities have restored the power supply for more than 60% of users left without electricity due to the rampant disaster.
The hurricane season typically lasts six months in the Atlantic, from early June to late November. An atmospheric phenomenon is classified as a tropical storm and gets its name if the wind speed within it reaches about 17.5 m / s. When the wind speed is 33 m / s or more, the storm becomes a hurricane.